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convenient. when dad heard about the blue streak, he donated three months of diapers to the boys. they need the peepee teepees. looks like a tent. when you are changing the diaper, biz have a little stream, streamage going on. put the teepee on they don't peepee on. >> so much vocabulary i need to brush up on as a nonparent. >> it's going to be a whole new world for you. >> peepee teepee. excellent. coming up next, newly discovered dangers in pork and why this is actually pretty serious stuff. from comedy to controversy, the sitcom star in trouble after he called his show "two and a half men" filt. you're watching "world news now." ♪ "are you a cool mom?" i'm gonna find out. [ female announcer ] swiffer wetjet's pads are better than ever.
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well, a disturbing new survey shows that pork contains a high level of bacteria that causes food poisoning. >> researchers from consumer reports tested samples from supermarkets in six cities. abc's dr. richard besser tells us exactly what they found. >> reporter: you don't know its name, but you may be one of the 100,000 americans who get sick each year from a bacteria.
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and the study explains why. consumer reports tested pork, the type you buy in the supermarket. pork chops, ground pork. they found that 70% of the samples they tested hat yersinia on them. ground pork turned out to be more risky than pork chops. >> this should be a wake-up call to the american public. what are we doing in terms of monitoring the safety of pork and what can we do in the future. >> reporter: this bacteria can hit hard. in a matter of days you experience fever, cramps, bloody diarrhea that may last for weeks, especially common in children. cooking the pork thoroughly does kill the backterbacteria, but b ulf. it's easy to spread it to the surfaces of your kitchen. the plate, the cutting board, your hand. anything the raw pork touched. take a look at this kitchen where we handled meat.
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all of the dots, germs. the pork producers council questioned the quality and methods used by consumer report. u.s. department of agriculture issued a statement saying pork is safe and that all come pans are in compliance. consumer reports stood by their findings. but it's not that hard to make pork safe. make sure you cook it thoroughly. you want to cook whole pork through to 145 degrees. use a meat thermometer. ground pork to 160 degrees. use separate cutting boards for raw meat and fresh produce and always wash your hands thoroughly after handling raw meat. dr. richard besser, abc news, new york. >> and get the lysol out and sanitize everything. >> bon appetit, everybody. the twisted part is they use the antibiotics in animals to keep the animals safe, but then because the use is so widespread, resistant forms then grow and we get stories like this. so kind of this weird, weird kind of catch-22 about our food
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industry. >> and a good tip to use a separate cutting board. >> makes a lot of sense. >> for your meat and produce. do that. i need to cook first. >> sausage for breakfast. >> frozen sausage. precooked meat. >> there you go. >> doesn't apply to bacon, apparently. >> there is a silver lining. >> thank god. >> do anything you want. don't mess with the bacon. >> don't mess with the bacon. >> love that dirty swine. up next, the act tors on the two and a half men, these fellows just can't stay out of the headlines. >> now it's the youngest star under fire for telling people not to watch the show and the company he's keeping. you're watching "world news now." >> announcer: "world news no
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well a sort of apology from the young star of well, a sort of apology from the young star of "two and a half men" for calling his show filth during a videotaped interview with a controversial pastor. >> angus jones, praised the show's creators and thanking him for his job and his remarks are getting lots of reaction as abc's david wright reports.
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♪ >> reporter: a tv star denounces his own popular show and all but quits on camera. sound familiar? >> i am on a drug. it's called charlie sheen. >> reporter: not charlie sheen. now the thalf man of two and a half man, angus t. jones who plays jake. >> you cannot be a god-fearing person and be on a television show like that. i know i can't. >> reporter: he is talking about god. and jones conviction that god is not a fan of the show. >> if you watch "two and a half men," please stop watching "two and a half men." i am on it. i don't want to be on it. please stop watching it. please stop filling your head with filth. please. >> reporter: cbs and warner brothers aren't commenting. the individually described as a testimony, appears to have been partly recorded in jones' trailer on the set of the sitcom. >> right now we're out in l.a.
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out at warner brothers studios. >> reporter: that man is christopher hudson. >> thank you for doing this, first of all. >> thank you, for having me. >> reporter: also known as the forerunner, reference to biblical prophet isaiah and john the baptist. >> i don't have a church. most of my ministry is online. >> reporter: he said gas rationing in new york city could lead to cannibalism. >> your baby might start looking like a chicken wing. >> reporter: and accused a supreme court justice sonia sotomayor might be worshipping say tan. seventh day adventists were distancing themselves, noting the forerunner chronicles is not a ministry operated by seventh day adventist church and host is not a pastor of the church. angus jones issued a statement. i apologize if my remarks reflect me showing indifference to and disrespect of my colleagues. and a lack of appreciation of the extraordinary of which i have been blessed. i never intended that. the statement does not make it clear if he intends to honor the
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remainder of his contract. and if he does want out, well, on this particular show, there is a precedent. i'm david wright in hollywood. >> he has said that he wants off of the show, but he's under contract. i wonder who could replace him. you? >> there we go. that looks just about right. >> you look good in a tux. snoop wow, that is -- that is -- that is crazy. i mean, again, you wonder what the fallout will be and how cbs responds to it or not. clearly a case he is drinking some interesting kool-aid, that's for sure the we will be back with more right after this.
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well, christmas is supposed to be all about giving, of course. sometimes it feels like it is all about competing. the best deals. the biggest decorations. the coolest gifts. >> these days you can add christmas card into the mix. this one is our "favorite story of the day." and abc's cecilia vega, one of our favorites, has the story. ♪ it's beginning to look a lot like christmas ♪ >> reporter: tis that time of year for sue johnson to put the final touches on costumes for the annual johnson family christmas card, an event that started back in 1980 like any other photo. but with each new year came a more elaborate outfit. christmas tree hats turned into full-body christmas trees. which became full-body snowmen and then full-body christmas ornaments. there was the year of the christmas choir, the christmas angel, the tin soldier, and there was that year when the entire family posed as gingerbread men on a baking sheet.
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>> over the years the family has balked a little, and deep in my heart i thought, you know, they really don't mind. >> reporter: if it's beginning to look a lot like christmas, christmas might look a little high tech this year. from video card. to the latest holiday rage in japan. tiny figurines based on full body 3-d scans. two billion holiday cards are mailed every season. some of you shared yours with us. here are our favorites. best holiday sweater. and most unhappy kid wearing it. best present. and the mad children inside. cutest christmas pet. best christmas day re-enactment. and the prize for most inappropriate -- dad decking the halls in the buff. what can possibly top last year's johnson family christmas card? reindeer antlers maybe? cecilia vega, abc news. >> cheesy christmas card is just fun. >> it's iconic. >> tradition. you know what i mean?
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fun, why not? we need a "world news now" christmas card. >> we do. we need your address. >> oh. >> pull your pants up a little more. >> look at the sweaters. >> am i in a wheelchair? >> paula had a very long year recovering in the building. >> i'm digging that christmas sweater though. and you have the vest. >> the vest. where are my spirit fingers, jazz hand. >> jazz hand! >> oh, wow. >> we should wear bad christmas sweaters that week. we should do that on the show. >> we should. send us some links or your bad christmas sweaters! send us some links or your bad christmas sweaters!
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♪ this morning on "world news now" -- capitol hill confrontation. u.n. ambassador susan rice faces key republican critics concerned about her comments after the benghazi attack. >> the big question now -- what does all of this mean for her chances of possibly becoming the
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next secretary of state? it's wednesday, november 28th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." good wednesday morning, everyone. i'm paula faris. >> and i'm rob nelson. we'll get to the susan rice situation and, of course, the high-stakes meeting in just a moment. but also this half hour, giving back. new orleans firefighters head to new york to help with sandy recovery, repaying the kindness shown by new york's bravest following katrina. those tragedies kind of bonding those cities. nice to see that for sure. use all the help they can get. >> paying it forward coming full circle. a half billion dollars worth of dreams, powerball players are lining up and dreaming of living large. what you told us that you would really do with $500 million. i have to say we appreciate the honesty. >> that's for sure. also, the last dance. "dancing with the stars" crowns an all-star winner and all will be revealed coming up in "the
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skinny." don't want to miss that. but we do begin with breaking news this morning about that horrific factory fire in bangladesh. >> this is hard to even get your mind around. police have arrested three managers and accused them of locking the doors so the workers could not get out. the 112 people died in the fire, records show workers made clothes for wal-mart, sears as well as our parent company disney. >> bangladesh police say the managers stopped workers from leaving saying the alarm was just a routine fire drill. police also questioned the company's owner about alleged violations of building codes after inspectors found the nine-story building only had permission for three floors. incomprehensible that three workers accused of locking the doors so they could not escape. >> unbelievable. you can imagine the investigation that has to follow and the arrests and the criminal
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action lawsuits all stemming from that. certainly as we said breaking news this morning. abc will follow that throughout the day. a stunning and heartbreaking development. >> several ramifications, as you just said. now to capitol hill, ambassador susan rice returns there today for high-level meetings with republican critics. >> yesterday's attempts to smooth things over with three gop lawmakers did not end too well. here's abc's jonathan karl. >> reporter: talk about a test of diplomatic skills, susan rice on capitol hill meeting with republicans determined to stop her from becoming secretary of state. rice herself asked for the meetings, but the effort to smooth things over didn't exactly work. the senators demanded answers on why she tied the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya, to an anti-muslim video. they didn't like what they heard. >> the concerns i have are greater today than they were before, and we're not even close to getting basic answers. >> it is clear the information she gave the american people was incorrect. >> reporter: the president hasn't yet decided who he will nominate to replace hillary
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clinton as secretary of state, but rice is the leading candidate. >> if i think she would be the best person to serve america in the capacity, the state department, then i will nominate her. >> reporter: behind closed doors, rice acknowledged some of what she said about the libya attack was wrong but that the information came directly from the cia. same is true of condoleezza rice who passed on incorrect cia information on weapons of mass destruction in iraq, but was still overwhelmingly confirmed as secretary of state. susan rice is closer to the president than anybody in his cabinet and has been an overachiever for most of her life. high school valedictorian, basketball star, rhodes scholar, rising star in the clinton administration, but she also has a reputation for blunt talk. >> by all accounts, she is talented, capable, and extremely abrasive. >> reporter: in the 2008 campaign she ridiculed hillary clinton's foreign policy experience and called john mccain reckless and confused. if the president does nominate
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her, those who know susan rice well say she's more than up for the fight, and although it would be a bruising confirmation battle, she almost certainly would have the votes to be confirmed. jonathan karl, abc news, washington. interesting parallel that story points out between condoleezza, confirmation process, and this one. "the washington post," interesting profile, i like the human nuggets they find. as u.n. ambassador she gained a reputation for sharp intellect. and sharp elbows. she is not known for diplomatic finesse, known for being aggressive sometimes too aggressive and using salty language on occasion. in private she has a good sense of humor. trying to dig up some humanity on her as well, but clearly she's a bulldog behind closed doors. >> they wouldn't indicate whether or not they would block the nomination if it gets to the point. the president has not nominated her to this point, we just want to make that clear. but some of the beef that some republicans have with her, if you can only provide -- if you
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have nothing but bad information, isn't it better to give no information at all, just to say we are still sorting it out. >> someone made that point i you don't know. shut up until you do. and these three gop senators were not pleased. also met with joe lieberman, independent. he had a lot of high praise for her after the meeting. getting a mixed bag of response. we will see what happens if the president does nominate her. >> you remember back in 2006 the democrats blocked bush's nomination for secretary of state john bolton, what republicans are using that. >> exactly. another one who had a reputation for being an aggressive bulldog too. history repeats itself, i guess. moving on to other news this morning, tampa socialite jill kelley, of course, caught up in the big petraeus sex scandal, well, now she's fighting back.
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attorneys hired by kelley are going after a new york man who claimed kelley tried to use her connection to former cia director david petraeus to broker a deal with the south korean government. this morning's "the new york times" reports that the investigation into e-mails between kelley and general john allen is focused on only 70 messages of the thousands that were allegedly exchanged. we may hear from the army private charged with the biggest security breach in u.s. history. bradley manning accused of spilling secrets to wikileaks will, testify at a pretrial hearing as early as tomorrow. manning faces possible life imprisonment if convicted of aiding the enemy. the most serious of the 22 charges against him. with the recovery costs from hurricane sandy continuing to mount, the obama administration is preparing to request more money. the white house is expected to ask congress for billions of dollars in additional aid in the wake of the storm. congressional officials say the request could top $11 billion. and could come in the next few days. the storm caused more than $70 billion in damage both in new york and new jersey. some say the second costliest u.s. disaster ever. and that jersey shore roller coaster that was swept off the pier and into the ocean by the storm is going to be removed after all.
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the mayor of seaside heights say as what remains of that still partially submerged roller coaster would make great tourist attraction, but as he now puts it, that was not the brightest comment. recovery efforts here in new york are getting a shot in the arm today thanks to firefighters from new orleans. they flew out yesterday and are starting to help their counterparts from the fdny today calling the two-week effort "big easy to the big apple." it's all payback from the aftermath of hurricane katrina when firefighters went in the opposite direction. all of a sudden one day the cavalry from new york showed up. that was an uplifting moment for us. but more than that, once we were finished fighting fires and once we were finished wrestling people out of the water, the guys stood around and did the dirty work. they went to our houses, guarded our house, helped move debris, and even cut our grass.
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>> wow. unbelievable. after katrina, 600 firefighters from new york went to new orleans, southwest airlines donating round trip flights for the firefighters. i love that they stuck around down in new orleans to just help them in their daily life. >> absolutely. if any city feels the pain of the northeast right now it is new orleans along the gulf coast for sure. nicely done, fellows. people in northern california are preparing for their first major wet storm of the season. a super soaker expected to stick around right through the weekend. free sandbags were given away ahead of the drenching rain that could trigger flooding as well as mud slides. the storm is also stirring up 70-mile-an-hour winds and up to 2 feet of wet snow in the mountains. in pennsylvania a snowstorm that made a mess of the morning commute triggered crash after crash in the central and eastern part of the state. semitrucks jackknifed in the poconos, and cars ran off the road. some drivers were stuck in traffic for hours. several children suffered minor injuries actually when their school bus overturned in the middle of all that slippery mess. and with that, here's a look
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at your wednesday weather, hopefully a bit calmer for most folks. drying out on the east coast today. sunny skies all the way done to florida. cooler along the gulf coast. milder than normal in the rockies. and that pacific storm also will bring rain to seattle and portland as well as heavy snow to the cascade. >> 40s in the pacific northwest and northeast. 60 in salt lake city. albuquerque. 80 in phoenix and miami. well, a holiday tradition kicks off here in new york tonight with the lighting of the rockefeller center christmas tree. first time i have been here to see it. i'm excited. >> a must do. >> a different take on tradition in southern california where the world's tallest lego christmas tree has been lit. >> the tree is more than 30 feet tall and it is made out of about 245,000 green, dublo bricks. "criminal mind" actor thomas gibson was the guest who flipped the switch at the big tree lighting ceremony. very cool. >> wow. put up our tree the other day. half the strands were burned out. >> that always happens. everyone loves the process. all right.
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coming up, a splashy career move for anna nicole smith's 6-year-old daughter. >> and late eric what would do you with tonight's $500 million powerball jackpot? we're going to share your dreams. it's all coming of on "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by charmin ultra soft. charmin ultra-soft. you're not using too much are you, hon? ♪ nope. [ female announcer ] charmin ultra soft is so soft you'll have to remind your family they can use less. charmin ultra soft is made with extra cushions that are soft and more absorbent. plus you can use four times less versus the leading value brand. don't worry, there's plenty left for you dad. we all go. why not enjoy the go with charmin ultra soft?
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well, the newest model for guess jeans may have a face that is familiar to you. >> that's because her mother is nan nicole smith, and 6-year-old danielle lynn is the spitting image of her. as linsey davis reports, the little girl is following in the footsteps of a mom that she never even actually knew. >> reporter: she's the new face of guess kids. and while it is this 6-year-old's first foray into modeling, her face might just look familiar. after all, some say she is the spitting image of her mother, anna nicole smith. dannielynn birkhead following in the footsteps of her mother, a guess model in the 90s. though her mom's campaign was pouty and sexy, danny lydannie n
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dannielynn's look is more playful and cute. her father describes her as a happy-go-lucky kid, goes to a regular school and models only for fun. >> my goal for her is for her to be a child and just do, what all kids do. >> reporter: larry birkhead has been raising his daughter on his since ana nicole died of a drug overdose in 2007. at the time, dannielynn was just 5 months old. >> dannielynn looked up to her mom's image and said her mom is an angel. i think this is kind of dannielynn's way of paying tribute to her mom in her own special way. >> reporter: the creative director for guess release aid statement describing dannielynn as having the same playful spirit as her mother. >> to see her mom's picture. next to hers as a guess girl. and say, i was a guess kids' girl and my mommy was a guess girl, that might be her only connection with her mom. >> reporter: dannielynn's campaign stars peyton edmonds, daughter of babyface. even though they're both young enough to have a bedtime and may even need to resist the urge to say "cheese" while smiling for the camera, they appear to be
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ready for their close-ups, appearing on magazines, billboards, and buses as early as january. linsey davis, abc news, new york. >> you can see anna nicole in her face. that little girl's face. now, that is uncanny. >> they said it is not going to be something they're doing permanently. this was kind of a tribute to her mother. >> i get that. >> who she looks up to, as larry said. >> you hope when she looks at the picture, it's not just the beauty but some life lesson she can pull away as she gets older in terms of other things to provide or whatever. but good to see she is growing up to be a pretty talent ed successful little girl adorable. next, the talented performer who gets to play the role of legend marvin gaye.
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♪ skinny so skinny >> you can now reveal the >> you can now reveal the winners and champions of "dancing with the stars" all-stars. melissa and tony! [ cheers and applause ] >> oh, so glad it was melissa and tony. >> it was so good. >> we were so worried about it. oh, my word, okay. melissary kroft and tony dovolani, he's never won the mirror ball trophy.
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won it, this was his. >> oh, good. >> first place. >> i really wanted shawn johnson to win. she took second. and kelly monaco took third. the cast will be on "good morning america" in the morning. >> yes, check it out. >> a little bit more on "dancing with the stars". i'm going take all of this. >> you're so interested in it. >> you remember not the fab five, but the fierce five from olympics, the gymnast team, well, they joined shawn johnson monday night during her freestyle routine. after taking it in, at least two of them said they would definitely do "dancing with the stars," mikayla maroney, smirk, -- who has the infamous smirk, and the hash tag, not impressed. she would partake and gabrielle douglas. won the all-around gold. two cuties said they would do it. >> future cast members. cool. >> angus t. jones, said the show was filth, not retracting, trying to be more sensitive about his comments. he apologized. he says i apologize if my
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remarks reflect me showing indif rinse and disrespect of my colleagues and lack of appreciation of the extraordinary opportunity of which i have been blessed. i never intended for that. charlie sheen, famously fired from the show back in 2011 in march released a statement. he said with angus' meltdown it is radically clear to me that the show is cursed. >> oh, wow. it's something though. fascinating developments for sure. also, i thought this was a really -- on the life of marvin gaye, the r & b legend "sexual healing" and "let's get it on." pick one here. guess who is going to play marvin gay in the movie? >> you. >> lenny kravitz. great casting.
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first leading film role. small part in "the hunger games." the first time he will be the man here in a movie. going to portray marvin gay during the 80s when he was battling drugs a little bit. marvin gay, intending to start his career. believe it or not, marvin gaye died in 1984, tragically shot by his father. good luck to lenny kravitz, one legend playing another. let's put it that way. and shakira. >> yeah. she's back in the news, showing on instagram her little baby bump expecting a boy next year. what she looks like. she is 35. her soccer player boyfriend there, who is 25 years old. and she wrote glowingly, i could have another 9 months just like this. clearly enjoy being pregnant. >> get through the labor first, shakira, okay. >> good advice.
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well, the pot keeps growing for tonight's powerball drawing. this morning, unbelievable, it is up to half a billion dollars. >> probably going to be as large as the deficit by next week. seems like everyone is buying tickets unless sadly you live in one of those states -- tsk, tsk -- those eight states that don't take part in powerball. >> you should move. >> it is un-american. >> these are some of the many called powerball refugees. many live in california. doesn't allow you to buy powerball.
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they have crossed the state line into arizona to buy tickets. powerball not played in california, nevada, utah, wyoming, mississippi, and alabama. >> imagine, california, huge state. imagine if they can get in the mix, the jackpot would be incredible. ooh. all that powerball jack pot, the topic of our facebook question yesterday. >> we wanted to know what would you do with all that prize money? vanessa said, buy a home where my family lives, donate to alzheimers research, help those who've helped me, help some homeless people, donate to a veterans home, feed hungry children. why don't you try solving world peace, too, vanessa. that is very altruistic of you. kudos. >> joseph, i'll be honest, put it in an offshore bank account, create a whole new identity for myself and live a hedonistic life of questionable morals and purchases and wouldn't feel guilty in the least. >> joseph we, should hang out one weekend. >> i would hang out with vanessa. another joseph says, paula and rob, i would have a smashing party with both of you as hosts and also i would buy each of you a new car of your choice. i want a new mini van. what do you want? >> minivan, come on now. this one from irene, i would die of a heart attack.
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and you can't take it with you, so i guess nothing. okay, irene. it is -- like i said, you are not buying for a real shot at winning. you are buying just for that fantasy, ticket in your hand saying, man, what would i do if i won this. that makes it fun. >> i would buy new ventilation in the building, for whatever reason i am dying tonight. >> i would buy some tissues for the desk to dry off everything that just got a little moist. >> i've been holding that in for an hour and a half. it felt good. >> doesn't it always. >> announcer: this is abc's "world news now" informing insomniacs for two decades.
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this morning on "world news now" -- powerball to the people. now" -- powerball to the people. there is a $500 million up for grabs up tonight. and players are crossing state lines even to get their hand on those tickets. >> but even at $500 million,
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that jackpot could still go higher before the drawing. it is wednesday, november 28th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." good wednesday morning, everybody. i'm rob nelson. >> and i'm paula faris. this is going to be the day that changes our lives forever because we are going to win. >> by "we," you mean? >> you and i. each going to give $1 to the cause. split the ticket. >> $20, $20. >> we'll hear what a math professor has say about playing the lottery in a moment. after this half hour, we're all one day closer to the fiscal cliff. what, 34 days now? president obama is finding new ways to make his case for raising taxes on wealthier americans. >> republicans say, get off the campaign stump and get in the negotiating room and get this thing done. so it's getting interesting. imagine getting hit with unpaid parking tickets that totaled $100,000. well, a woman, her ex-boyfriend, and the battle over a car that sat for three years accumulating
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the fines. wow! >> chicago strong. that's how they roll there. later, the secrets you can learn about your health by looking in the moore rohr. there could even be clues hidden in your earlobes. mirror, mirror on the wall. >> is it really? >> who has the creepiest ears of them all? >> little waxy. first did you hear that? no. it's either the clock ticking, the powerball ticket printing or the cash registers ringing. that's for sure. all of it as we get ready for tonight's enormous powerball lottery. >> like my foley effect there? >> very nice. >> the second largest lottery jackpot ever. it's at least half a billion, and strong ticket sales mean that number could go even higher. when players are lining up in the dusty arizona desert for an hour and a half just to buy a
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lottery ticket, you know it's big. >> i hope i don't have a heart attack. >> reporter: most of them came across the border from california which is not one of the 42 states district of columbia or the u.s. virgin islands that play the game. this morning ticket sales are through the roof. they're selling at an unbelievable 105,000 tickets per minute. but let's face it. most players will be losers. >> oh, no. don't put that on camera, man. >> reporter: abc's ryan owens spoke to smu math professor scott norris. >> reporter: professor, with so many people playing this time around, does that hurt my odds? your odds are the same, no matter how many people play. you just have a higher chance of having to split the jackpot. >> reporter: how did the jackpot get so big, nobody has won it all since october 6, 16 straight drawings. that has lottery officials say there is a 60% chance that someone will hit it big tonight. so does anyone have an advantage? well, indiana has had 38 powerball winners, missouri following with 26. the most tickets are sold in
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florida, which has seen four winners in just the past three years. advisers say winners should take a lump sum payment. and for a single winner at this point, that would mean walking away with a cool $327 million before taxes. >> mm, mm, mm. that's staggering. the reason the jackpot has gotten so big, they raised prices from $1 to $2 in january. now more money is streaming into the system. sales revenue increased expected to reach $5 billion this year. last year it was just under $4 billion. what does that tell you? >> $525 million. it increased by $100 million since the weekend. >> that's insane. >> unbelievable. >> i think -- in some states, i think this is dumb. they make the winners come forward and do the press conference and hold the big check. you should have the right to remain anonymous. you have, your multimillionaire
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overnight. >> you are a target. >> you are a target. >> good luck to everybody playing. particularly right here. >> us. >> let's go. all right. the tampa socialite caught up in the petraeus sex scandal, that lady is fighting back. attorneys for jill kelley are going after a new york man who claimed kelley tried to use her connection to petraeus to broker a deal with the south korean government. on top of that, this morning's "the new york times" reports that the investigation into e-mails between kelley and general john allen are now focused on only about 70 messages of the thousands that were exchanged. and in other news, the president meets with middle-class americans and high-level ceos today, all part of this push, head of the negotiations on the fiscal cliff. we're now just 34 days away from the big deadline. abc's jake tapper has more. >> reporter: manufacturers of the angry bird building sets in pennsylvania will later this week be visited by president obama as he makes hiss case for raising tax rates or wealthier americans as part of a larger
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deal with congress. and while the president's not trying to provoke anger necessarily, he is trying to drum up passions for his proposal, meeting with small business owners such as sks crop duster manufacturer david i kers. >> a lot of talk in the room about certainty. small business wants certainty, they can plan, strategically look at how we move forward. >> releasing videos from middle-class supporters, showing them pleading for their tax cuts to be extended. >> if you take away the $2,200 from the paycheck it will impact my family. >> reporter: while those for wealthier americans are allowed to expire. >> we will not solve it by creating villains. and drumming up outrage. >> reporter: republicans slammed for the president for outsourcing negotiations to treasury secretary tim geithner and members of his administration. >> rather than sitting down with lawmakers of both parties and working out an agreement he is back on the campaign trail. presumably with the same old talking points we are quite
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familiar with. >> reporter: jake tapper, abc news, new york. >> interesting. but i think what you see, too, the president gave an interview several months ago what was the one mistake in your first term. his response, i didn't tell the american people the story. i didn't involve, put a human face enough on the problem. so i think what he is trying to do here. saw with the folks, the press conference a few weeks ago, people lined up behind him now. now he's doing this kind of public push. i think he's trying to do the whole thing, tell the story, involve it, humanize the issue. republicans are saying we have heard your stuff before. let's sit down and get this thing done. you know? >> small business owners met with him yesterday said they were very pleased with everything that he presented them and he said he's going to be meeting with middle-class americans today. >> we'll see where it goes. >> 34 days. >> tick, tick, tock, tock. >> if i win the powerball i will give $10 to the fiscal cliff. you heard it here. >> generous soul. former senator bob dole expected to leave the hospital today after checking in for what's described as a routine procedure.
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the 89-year-old dole, 1996 republican presidential nominee. he has been hospitalized at walter reed army medical center. a spokeswoman for dole says he is doing very well. there has been more fallout from the botched apple maps application. richard williamson was fired just before thanksgiving according to sources. he is the second apple executive to lose his job over that app. the problem started when apple replaced google maps with its own. the company ceo was forced to apologize after the app did not work very well. i can attest to that from personal experience. they have a lot of fixing to do. just saying. >> i thought it was just operator error on my part. >> hmm-mm. and now a developing disturbing story this morning where three managers at that factory in bangladesh where a fire killed more than 100 people have been arrested. those managers are accused of locking the doors and preventing workers from escaping. investigators say the managers told employees that it was all just a fire drill and they had nothing to worry about.
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records found at the scene show the factory made clothing for walmart, sears, as well as our parent company disney. and now to chicago and a legal fight over unpaid parking tickets that total over $100,000. a woman has racked those fines because her car was parked at o'hare airport in the long-term parking lot for three years. she claims the monte carlo belongs to her ex-boyfriend who registered it in her name without her knowing about it. well, one consumer advocate says no one should foot the bill because the city should have towed the car. >> if they go back and look at the law, i think they'll realize that they're the ones that perhaps made the biggest mistake and should really in my opinion let this young woman off the hook for this vast majority of these tickets. >> the woman, as you can imagine, is now suing her boyfriend and the city of chicago.
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the car was not considered abandoned by the city balls it was moved a number of times, within that same lot. >> come on, chicago. do her right. a month after hurricane sandy, the obama administration is preparing to ask for more money for the recovery. the white house is expected to make the request to congress for billions of dollars in additional aid. congressional aides say the request which could top $11 billion is likely to come in the next couple of days. damage from sandy tops $70 billion in new york and new jersey alone. and damage from downpours and flooding taking its toll across parts of great britain. flood watches and warnings are up for nearly all of wales and england. at least one death, an elderly woman, is being blamed on floodwaters in northern wales. 500 homes had to be evacuated. >> we're seeing way too many of those scenes in recent weeks. wow. and now a look at your forecast on this wednesday. al major storm brings downpours
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to san francisco, to seattle. mountain snow in the sierra range. cooler than usual on the gulf. mostly sunny and dry new england to florida. >> 80 in miami. 60s in new orleans and dallas. 40s, kansas city to new york. 30s in fargo and in the twin cities. if we didn't tell you before, it's 80 in miami. did you know it was 80 down there? >> second favorite city. so nice. technological cautionary tale here it stems from your cell phone. an artist in texas bought 44 old razr phones on ebay last month, planned to use them in sculpture. >> instead, what kyle williams found on the phones proved a little too good to ignore. he put it all into a book. the pages show the phones along with all of the pictures left on them. not to mention some old pretty racy text messages. >> oh, that is delicious. williams calls the book "a document of the life of razr users, 2005 to last year.
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remember, folks, delete, delete, delete. oh, look at that. i want to get that book. i am so nosy. >> that's good stuff. good job, dude. >> delete, always there some where. >> somewhere in cyberspace. >> that's it. scary on so many levels. coming up, you have to wonder about parents who name their baby something we're not going to tell you just yet. a crazy name. we will have it for you in "the mix." >> borderline child abuse, isn't it? >> i think so. grand finale with ""dancing with the stars."" the performers taking home the mirror ball trophy. it's coming up on "world news now." ♪ you make me feel like dancing i want to dance the night way away ♪ >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by finish quantum powerball. no ugly spots ! and see that shine ! you've got to try finish. because once they try finish, they can't keep it to themselves. i'm switching for good. wow ! awesome ! finish is seriously good. cannot believe how great it works. incredible shine. i won't use anything else. love, love, love finish ! so far over a million neighbors, friends, and family
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healthy. don't smoke, exercise, and, of course, eat right. >> no butter, no bacon, no fun, right? weather we're at risk for heart disease are as easy to spot as the ears on our head. abc's sharyn alfonsi explains. >> reporter: they are the clues hidden in plain sight. look closely at her eyes. his ears. those fingertips. what can they really tell us about the health of your heart? everything. this 74-year-old man has an increased risk for heart disease. you can tell just by looking at him. how? well, look at his earlobe. at the crease on his ears. he allowed us to got up close and personal. did you ever notice that little crease in your ear before? >> well, i noticed it because it's mine, but i pay no attention, just like my nose. >> reporter: this doctor says you should pay attention to it.
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a detective of sorts and that crease is actually a clue. >> look and see if there is a diagonal earlobe crease. that's literally a folding of tissue, and that's what's been associated with some heart disease. >> reporter: the coronary artery disease is significantly more prevalent in people with a diagonal earlobe crease. look even deeper into the ear. this is kind of gross, but you say we should be looking at our ear wax. >> yes. we're born genetically with one of two types of ear wax, a wet, sticky type or a dry brittle type. if you're the dry brittle type, you're at higher risk of heart disease. >> reporter: doctors believe it could have something to do with the way people's body handle oil and fat. our hand hide clues too. one of the biggest, indicators of heart disease is nail clubbing. >> the tips of the finger, the tissue gets thicker. it starts to cover up the end of the nail. 80% of clubbed nails have heart disease, lung disease or cancer.
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thin calves, less than 13 inches around could signal heart problems. awe thought that meant you weren't working out your calves enough. but, no, this is an actual problem. >> sometimes small calves reflect issues with circulation and cardiovascular disease. >> reporter: after the segment airs, everybody will be running to the mirror to check out their earlobes, but don't panic. experts say just things to look for and just things to point out to your doctor. sharyn alfonsi, abc news, new york. >> 5:00 shadow means that a man could have a lower risk of cardiovascular disease because it's produced by testosterone. short arms -- you haknow what short arms mean? increased risk of heart disease. long arms, decreased chance of having alzheimer's. >> interesting. >> that lobe right there. huge crease right there. >> nervous. we'll be right back, maybe. >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations.
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♪ i'm in a spin you know ♪ changing all the things you know ♪ ♪ you make me feel like dancing ♪ ♪ you want to dance the night away ♪ just making holiday plans. so that casserole, you put in a stick of butter? >> two. well, one of the nation's best loved tv competitions has a new winner this morning. >> season finale of "dancing with the stars," all-stars edition, aired last night, and brandi hitt has exciting details. good morning, brandi. >> reporter: good morning, rob and paula. what a finale. the best of the best hit the dance floor with everything they had. in the end, a fan favorite, melissa rycroft, took home her first mirror ball trophy. >> melissa and tony! >> reporter: from underdog to "dancing with the star "dancing with the stars"al-star
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champion, melissa rycroft won the coveted mirror ball trophy. after ten weeks of dancing, the 13 all-star contestants were narrowed down to three leading to final challenge. the instant dance. tv personality, melissa rycroft, who topped the judge's leader board drew the samba with minutes to rehearse. actress kelly monaco was given the jive. and olympic gymnast shawn johnson drew the cha-cha. there was also an all-star reunion with former contestants kicking up their heels one last time as the final scores were tallied. kelly was the first to be eliminated. then came the big announcement. >> melissa rycroft and tony dovolani! >> melissa rycroft won the hearts of voters and claimed her first "dancing with the stars" victory. it was such a powerful moment. the whole entire studio erupted when melissa's name was announced. now all three finalists are going to be taking a red-eye flight from los angeles back to new york city where you are so they can appear on "good morning america" this morning.
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rob and paula. >> rob's probably going to stalk them like you stalked alicia keys a couple days ago. >> i am good now. i am good. next season you should check it out. >> i have two left feet. >> whoa. you have been working out there, faris. look at that. >> wow, i do have good abs. i told you i've been doing p-90-x. >> man, look at that. toned up. look at that flat tummy. >> want to be my dance partner? >> if you wear that. [ laughter ] >> nicely done. >> that was good. i like looking like that. >> that was nice. >> yeah. >> we'll be back. >> right, remember how parents and grandparents used to say
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>> right, remember how parents and grandparents used to say when i was yourge grandparents used to say when i was your age, i walked to school barefoot, four miles?
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>> uphill, both ways. >> and they got good grades. we now know why. two danish universities found regular exercise advances a student up to half a year in their study. what they did was looked at kids that walked to school, or, or actually, exercise on the way to school using a bike as oppose to students riding to school on a bus or carpool. they found that the kids who exerted themselves had better concentration. i can't concentrate with the horrible song. raised the levels of concentration. they went into this, hypothesis to look at breakfast see effect of breakfast. yeah, food plays a pretty big impact. not comparing exercise. >> all that driving on the bus makes us dumb. ♪ the wipers on the bus go swish, swish, swish ♪ >> most kids ride the bus. >> walk to school, all ten miles in it. >> oh, man. twitter has now gone a little too far. not the site. people's obsession with it. there is a new couple out there that announced through facebook
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they have flamed their daughter hash tag as in hash tag you do on posts on twitter. that is the little girl right there. and according to the hash tag jamison born 10:00 saturday night. literally her name is hash tag. >> folks, we have gone too far. >> maybe it's hash tag, a soft "g." hash target. >> look for her reality show in a few months on bravo. speaking of twitter, the ceo announced you're going to be able to find your archive of tweets. they're hoping by next year -- >> -- if you look at somebody's tweets, you can find the previous 3,200.
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the ceo said you're going to be able to resurrect every single tweet that you have sent and twitter launched in 2006. if you don't want somebody to see a tweet, delete it. if it is deleted it is gone. >> some people tweet after a few too many. send them out. >> pictures. >> you have been tweeting since february. >> february. >> couple months. >> be careful with that. this story comes from the daily mail, a website in 2001. meet at the airport.com, which hooks you up romantically, let's say, with other people at the airport.pi@$@ t)x)x
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now" -- jumping jackpot. this morning on "world news now" -- jumping jackpot. the long lines as lottery players hope and dream for a chance to win half a billion dollars. >> the powerball's mammoth payout and who else gets to cash in after the winner takes home the prize.
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it's wednesday, november 28th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." good hump day wednesday morning, everybody. i'm rob nelson. >> and i'm paula faris. you're going to see in just a moment how powerball players are driving long distances to buy tickets. believe it or not it's not available in eight states. seems un-american. and then we're going to take you overseas where more than 100,000 people in the middle of a very angry political protest in egypt. their demands and concerns about yet another major uprising there. >> talk about another sense of deja vu. wow. also this half hour, a major consumer alert about pork. trusted researchers found a dangerous form of bacteria in the uncooked meat and potential for trouble for your family. it does not end there. so beware what's on the dinner plate, folks. >> just make sure you cook it really good.
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and later, the massive uproar for producers of the sitcom "two and a half men" after angus t. jones told the public not to woch. so is the show cursed? we'll get to that. >> they've had a rocky 18 months, that's for sure. >> mm-hmm. but first, the clock is ticking down toward tonight's half a billion-dollar power ball lottery. players from california and nevada, which don't have the powerball, have been streaming into the state of arizona. in fact, to buy their tickets. yet another immigration problem for governor brewer in arizona. >> some said they waited in line an hour and a half. tonight could be someone's really lucky night as abc's amy robach reports. >> reporter: powerball fever has swept the nation. >> good luck! >> reporter: it's believed americans will have purchased more than $1 billion in powerball tickets. nationally that's 105,000 tickets per minute. 42 states as well as the
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district of columbia and the virgin island participate since powerball began 20 years ago. buying your ticket in indiana has proven to be the safest bet with an incredible 38 powerball winners from that state alone. missouri follows with 26. florida, which sells the most tickets, has seen four winners in just the past three years. >> this big money tonight. >> reporter: when jackpots soar, so do sales. the states are all winners here, raking in $60 billion just last year. so where does that money go when you buy that $2 powerball ticket? $1 goes to pay out the cash prizes. the other is kept by your state. it costs the cost and funds programs like health care and education. in florida, more than a billion dollars a year goes to statewide education. in pennsylvania last year, more than billion dollars went to assist seniors. here's how it works in new jersey. >> so it goes throughout the state into all areas, whether it's in prizes or in revenues to the treasury or into income for small businesses at a cost of
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only 8 cents out of a dollar to produce it. >> reporter: there are a lot of winners. >> there are tons of winners. >> reporter: more good news for states looking for a boost to their budget. amy robach, abc news, new york. >> good luck, everybody. well, brand-new retail analysis confirms the holiday shopping season is off to a very solid extort. in-store traffic was up more than 8% over the four-day holiday weekend starting oven, of course, thanksgiving. sales were up nearly 3% from last year, with the shoppers spending 22 billion bucks. that's according to sales numbers from 40,000 stores. oil giant bp pleading not guilty in connection with its rig explosion and oil spill disaster, but it was just a temporary legal maneuver in federal court which paves the way for bp's guilty plea, facing manslaughter, obstruction of congress, and other charges, and company lawyers fully intend to honor a plea agreement and
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pay $4.5 billion in penalties. bp meets with the justice department about that guilty plea next month. and big tobacco companies are expected to fight a judge's order that they admit to lying about the dangers of smoking. under that order, the companies must also disclose the smoking's health effects, including the 1,200 deaths a day linked to tobacco. statements are the result of a long-running government suit against big -- tobacco companies. overseas syrian rebels have new weapons, stinger missiles. video posted online appears to show rebel forces downing a helicopter in western aleppo yesterday. look at that. rebels stockpiling weapons rebels have been stockpiling weapons, including those seized friday the syrian military and are hailing the shootdown as a turning point in the country's ongoing and deadly civil war.
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in egypt, cairo's tahrir square is a tinderbox as protests against president morsi continue to grow. more than 200,000 people jammed the square to demonstrate against morsi's brazen power grab. tensions are growing across egypt, and alex marquadt reports now from cairo. >> reporter: the birthplace of egypt's revolution once again ringing with calls for the downfall of a dictator. this time it's for this man, president mohamed morsi, whom america relies on to be a regional peace broker. last week he granted himself unchecked power, leading to today's bloody clashes. the crowd is chanting the same chants we heard two years ago during the revolution, except that they have substituted mubarak for morsi. egyptians toppled president hosni mubarak, a dictator who ruled for three decades. they then held a historic election, voted in the new president, and now --
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>> he's like a pharoah. >> reporter: morsi's office says the move is just temporary, to sideline remnants of the mubarak era and put egypt on the right track. the wise voices say it is far from clear who will win the showdown. but there are certainly more bloody days ahead on egypt's bumpy road to democracy. >> we said it often here, watching the arab spring take shape over the last, you know, year and a half year or so. the overthrow is the hard part -- the easy part. the hard part is building a real democracy, a last democracy to take its place. "l.a. times" and good news analysis, they wrote that proof egyptians are no longer willing to sep an autocratic society post-mubarak. >> that woman called him a pharaoh, and that was a very accurate description. protests where you saw alex marquardt's report, swelling to 200,000 protesters. using tear gas. and in the city of ma, yesterday
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two groups fought yesterday and 100 were injured. you have to believe that it's not going to stop. >> no, no. keep an eye on that throughout the week, that's for sure. attempts by u.n. ambassador susan rice to make nice on capitol hill have apparently backfired. her three top republican critics say they still are not satisfied with rice's explanation in the aftermath of the benghazi attack. senator lindsey graham says he's even more troubled than before their meeting. rice said to be the president's top pick as next secretary of state. a new effort to save what is left of the nhl season begins today as federal mediators join in the fray. those mediators will meet separately with representatives from the league and from the players' association. the ongoing lockout has forced the cancellation of all league games through the middle of next month as well as the all-star game in january. and the boys of summer are in the news as well. the baseball hall of fame ballot is being announced today with questions, though, about making it to cooperstown despite allegations of juicing. three greats, sammy sosa, barry bond, and roger clemens, all set
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to appear on the ballot for the very first time, and all, of course, have faced blagss that they have used performance-enhancing drugs. the voting results from the baseball writers association will be announced in january. that is the question, you know? that really is the facebook question of the day, the question most are talking about. do you think athletes that are suspected of steroid use should be eligible for the hall of fame? log on to wnnfans.com, let us know. interesting dilemma. >> fans are going to have a much different perspective than the babt writers association of america who will decide this. players need 75% of the vote. if history gives you any indication, mark mcgwire, who i think is tenth on the all-time list, never received even 24% of the vote. you need 75% of the vote to be inducted. that will be announced january 9th. >> just weird. obviously allegations some of which are very real.
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never been a definitive answer one way or the other. so do you punish people even though there hasn't been a rock solid case? that's the tough part, you know. so i think fans see it differently than people who vote. so see how it plays out. stay tuned to january. >> critics will say rampant in the '80s and '90s. everybody was juicing. >> we're juicing. >> jamba juice. at a hospital they appeared to be running a special on bouncing baby boys. >> from friday night to monday morning the boys just kept on coming. that's right. every baby born at the university of minnesota medical center just happened to be a boy. 19 of them in a row. then finally, a pink hat, baby girl, right there. ladon ibrahim, she broke the streak. >> ladon's dad just happens to be the ceo of a diaper company. convenient.
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well, a disturbing new survey shows that pork contains high levels of bacteria that causes food poisoning. >> researchers from consumer reports tested samples from supermarkets in six cities. abc's dr. richard besser tells us exactly what they found. >> reporter: you don't know its name, but you may be one of the 100,000 americans who get sick each year from a bacteria called yersinia, and the study explains
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why. consumer reports tested pork, the types you'd buy in the supermarket, including pork chops and ground pork. they found that 70% of the samples they tested had yersinia on them. ground pork turned out to be more risky than pork chops. >> this should be a wake-up call to the american public. what are we doing in terms of monitoring the safety of pork and what can we do in the future. >> reporter: this bacteria can hit hard. in a matter of days, you'll experience fever, cramps, bloody diarrhea that may last for weeks, especially common in children. cooking the pork thoroughly does kill the bacteria, but be careful. it's easy to spread it to the surfaces of your kitchen. the plate, the cutting board, your hand. anything the raw pork touched. take a look at this kitchen where we handled meat. all of the dots, germs. the pork producers council questioned the quality and methods used by consumer report.
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u.s. department of agriculture issued a statement saying pork is safe and that all come pans are in compliance. consumer reports stood by their findings. but it's not that hard to make pork safe. make sure you cook it thoroughly. you want to cook whole pork through to 145 degrees. use a meat thermometer. ground pork to 160 degrees. use separate cutting boards for raw meat and fresh produce and always wash your hands thoroughly after handling raw meat. dr. richard besser, abc news, new york. >> and get the lysol out and sanitize everything. >> bon appetit, everybody. the twisted part is they use the antibiotics in animals to keep the animals safe, but then because the use is so widespread, resistant forms then grow, and then you get wooerd stories like this. so kind of this weird, weird kind of catch-22 about our food industry. >> and a good tip to use a separate cutting board. >> makes a lot of sense.
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>> for your meat and produce. do that. i need to cook first. >> sausage for breakfast. >> frozen sausage. precooked meat. >> there you go. >> doesn't apply to bacon, apparently. >> there is a silver lining. >> thank god. >> do anything you want. don't mess with the bacon. >> don't mess with the bacon. >> love that dirty swine. all right. up next, the actors on the show "two and a half men," these fellows just can't stay out of the headlines. >> now it's the youngest star under fire for telling people not to watch the show and the company he's keeping. you're watching "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our high speed internet at home on our newly expanded advanced digital network, a connection you can count on. introducing at&t u-verse high speed internet with more speed options, reliability and wi-fi hot spots than ever. go to our website below to get u-verse high speed internet for just 14.95 a month for 12 months with a one-year price guarantee. it's all the speed you need all at a great price. our newly expanded advanced digital network gives you more of what you enjoy online. and with at&t, our wireless gateway
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them for his job, and his remarks are getting lots of reaction as abc's david wright reports. ♪ >> reporter: a tv star denounces his own popular show and all but quits on camera. sound familiar? >> i am on a drug. it's called charlie sheen. >> reporter: not charlie sheen. now it's the half man of "two and a half men," angus t. jones who plays jake. >> you cannot be a god-fearing person and be on a television show like that. i know i can't. >> reporter: he's talking about god and jones' conviction that god is not a fab of the show. >> if you watch "two and a half men," please stop watching "two and a half men." i am on it. i don't want to be on it. please stop watching it. please stop filling your head with filth. please. >> reporter: cbs and warner brothers aren't commenting. the video described as a testimony appears to have been partly records in jones' trailer on the set of the sitcom. >> right now we're out in l.a. out at warner brothers studios. >> reporter: that man is
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christopher hudson. >> thanks for doing this testimony, first of all. >> well, thanks, man, for having me. >> reporter: also known as the forerunner, reference to biblical prophet isaiah and john the baptist. >> i don't have a church. most of my ministry is online. >> reporter: he said gas rationing in new york city could lead to cannibalism. >> and your baby might start looking like a chicken wing. >> reporter: he's accused a supreme court justice sonia sotomayor might be worshipping satan. seventh day adventists were distancing themselves, noting the forerunner chronicles is not a ministry operated by seventh day adventist church and host is not a pastor of the seventh day adventist church. angus jones issued a statement. i apologize if my remarks reflect me showing indifference to and disrespect of my colleagues and a lack of appreciation of the extraordinary opportunity of which i have been blessed. i never intended that. the statement does not make it clear if he intends to honor the remainder of his contract. and if he does want out, well,
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on this particular show, there is a precedent. i'm david wright in hollywood. >> he has said that he wants off of the show, but he's under contract. i wonder who could replace him. maybe you? >> there we go. that looks just about right. >> you look good in a tux. >> wow, man. that is -- that is crazy. again, it's -- you wonder how -- what the fallout will be, how cbs responds to it or not. but it's clearly a case he's drinking some interesting kool-aid, that's for sure. we'll be back with more after this. clearly a case he is drinking some interesting kool-aid, that's for sure the we will be back with more right after this.
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course. sometimes it feels like it's all about competing. the best deals. the biggest decorations. the coolest gifts. >> these days you can add christmas card into the mix. this one is our "favorite story of the day." and abc's cecilia vega, one of our favorites, has the story. ♪ it's beginning to look a lot like christmas ♪ >> reporter: 'tis that time of year for sue johnson to put the final touches on costumes for the annual johnson family christmas card, an event that started back in 1980 like any other photo. but with each new year came a more elaborate outfit. christmas tree hats turned into full-body christmas trees. which became full-body snowmen and then full-body christmas ornaments. there was the year of the christmas choir, the christmas angel, the tin soldier, and there was that year when the entire family posed as gingerbread men on a baking sheet. >> over the years the family has balked a little, and deep in my heart i thought, you know, they
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really don't mind. >> reporter: if it's beginning to look a lot like christmas, christmas might look a little high tech this year. frl video cards to the latest holiday rage in japan, tiny figure rinnes based on full-body 3-d scans. two billion holiday cards are mailed every season. some of you shared yours with us. here are our favorites. best holiday sweater. and most unhappy kid wearing it. best present. and the mad children inside. cutest christmas pet. best christmas day re-enactment. and the prize for most inappropriate -- dad decking the halls in the buff. what can possibly top last year's johnson family christmas card? reindeer antlers maybe? cecilia vega, abc news. lance. los angeles. >> the cheesy christmas card is just fun. >> it's iconic. >> tradition. you know what i mean? fun, why not?
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we need a "world news now" christmas card. we need your address. >> oh. >> pull your pants up a little more. >> look at the sweaters. >> am i in a wheelchair? >> paula had a very long year recovering in the building. >> i'm digging that christmas sweater though. >> wow, man. >> and the vest. >> and the vest. where are my spirit fingers? jazz hands. >> jazz hands. >> oh, wow. >> we should wear bad christmas sweaters that week. we should do that on the show. >> we should. send us some links or your bad christmas sweaters! @ñ
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this morning on "worlds this morning on "world news now" -- capitol hill confrontation. u.n. ambassador susan rice faces key republican critics concerned about her comments after the benghazi attack. >> the big question now -- what does all of this mean for her chances of possibly becoming the next secretary of state? it's wednesday, november 28th.
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>> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." good wednesday morning, everyone. i'm paula faris. >> and i'm rob nelson. we'll get to the susan rice situation and, of course, the high-stakes meeting in just a moment. but also this half hour, giving back. new orleans firefighters head to new york to help with sandy recovery, repaying the kindness shown by new york's bravest following katrina. those tragedies kind of bonding those cities. nice to see that for sure. use all the help they can get. >> paying it forward coming full circle. >> yes. and a half billion dollars worth of dreams. powerball players are lining up and dreaming of living large. what you told us that you would really do with $500 million. i have to say we appreciate the honesty. >> that's for sure. also, the last dance. "dancing with the stars" crowns an all-star winner, and all will be revealed coming up in "the
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skinny." don't want to miss that. but we do begin with breaking news this morning about that horrific factory fire in bangladesh. >> this is hard to even get your mind around. police have arrested three managers and accused them of locking the doors so the workers could not get out. the 112 people died in the fire, where records show workers made clothes for walmart, sears, as well as our parent company disney. >> bangladesh police say the managers stopped workers from leaving saying the alarm was just a routine fire drill. police also questioned the company's owner about alleged violations of building codes after inspectors found the nine-story building only had permission for three floors. but incomprehensible that three workers accused of locking the doors so they could not escape. >> unbelievable. you can imagine the investigation that has to follow and the arrests and the criminal action lawsuits all stemming from that.
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certainly as we said breaking news this morning. abc will follow that throughout the day. but that's stunning and heartbreaking development. >> several ramifications, as you just said. >> mm-hmm. now to capitol hill, ambassador susan rice returns there today for high-level meetings with republican critics. >> yesterday's attempts to smooth things over with three gop lawmakers did not end too well. here's abc's jonathan karl. >> reporter: talk about a test of diplomatic skills, susan rice on capitol hill meeting with republicans determined to stop her from becoming secretary of state. rice herself asked for the meetings, but the effort to smooth things over didn't exactly work. the senators demanded answers on why she tied the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya, to an anti-muslim video. they didn't like what they heard. >> the concerns i have are greater today than they were before, and we're not even close to getting basic answers. >> it is clear that the information that she gave the american people was incorrect. >> reporter: the president hasn't yet decided who he will nominate to replace hillary clinton as secretary of state, but rice is the leading candidate.
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>> if i think that she would be the best person to serve america in the capacity in the state department, then i will nominate her. >> reporter: behind closed doors, rice acknowledged some of what she said about the libya attack was wrong but that the information came directly from the cia. same is true of condoleezza rice who passed on incorrect cia information on weapons of mass destruction in iraq, but was still overwhelmingly confirmed as secretary of state. susan rice is closer to the president than anybody in his cabinet and has been an overachiever for most of her life. high school valedictorian, basketball star, rhodes scholar, rising star in the clinton administration, but she also has a reputation for blunt talk. >> by all accounts, she is talented, capable, and extremely abrasive. >> reporter: in the 2008 campaign she ridiculed hillary clinton's foreign policy experience and called john mccain reckless and confused. if the president does nominate her, those who know susan rice well say she's more than up for the fight, and although it would
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be a bruising confirmation battle, she almost certainly would have the votes to be confirmed. jonathan karl, abc news, washington. interesting parallel that story points out between condoleezza, confirmation process, and this one. "the washington post," interesting profile, i like the human nuggets they find. as u.n. ambassador she has gained a reputation for sharp intellect and sharp elbows. she is not known for diplomatic finesse, known for being aggressive sometimes too aggressive and using salty language on occasion. in private she has a good sense of humor. trying to dig up some humanity on her as well, but clearly she's a bulldog behind closed doors. >> they still wouldn't indicate whether or not they would block that nomination if it gets to that point. the president has not nominated her to this point, we just want to make that clear. but some of the beef that some republicans have with her, if you can only provide -- if you have nothing but bad information, isn't it better to give no information at all, just to say, you know, we're still sorting that out.
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>> graham made that point. that's true. if you don't know, shut up until you do. and these three gop senators were not pleased. also met with joe lieberman, independent. he had a lot of high praise for her after the meeting. so you're getting a mixed bag of response. we'll see what happens if the president does nominate her. >> you remember back in 2006 the democrats blocked bush's nomination for secretary of state john bolton, what republicans are using that. >> exactly. another one who had a reputation for being an aggressive bulldog too. so history repeats itself, i guess. moving on to other news this morning, tampa socialite jill kelley, of course, caught up in the big petraeus sex scandal, well, now she's fighting back. attorneys hired by kelley are going after a new york man who claimed kelley tried to use her connection to former cia director david petraeus to broker a deal with the south korean government. 'this morning's "new york times" reports that the investigation into e-mails between kelley and general john allen is now focused on only about 70
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messages of the thousands that were allegedly exchanged. and we may soon hear from the army private charged with the biggest security breach in u.s. history. bradley manning accused of spilling secrets to wikileaks will, testify at a pretrial hearing as early as tomorrow. manning faces possible life imprisonment if convicted of aiding the enemy, the most serious of the 22 charges against him. with the recovery costs from hurricane sandy continuing to mount, the obama administration is preparing to request more money. the white house is expected to ask congress for billions of dollars in additional aid in the wake of the storm. congressional officials say the request could top $11 billion and could come in the next few days. the storm caused more than $70 billion in damage both in new york and new jersey. some say the second costliest u.s. disaster ever. and that jersey shore roller coaster that was swept off the pier and into the ocean by the storm is going to be removed after all.
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the mayor of seaside heights say as what remains of that still partially submerged roller coaster would make great tourist attraction, but as he now puts it, that was not the brightest comment. and recovery efforts here in new york are getting a shot in the arm today thanks to firefighters from new orleans. they flew out yesterday and are starting to help their counterparts from the fdny today calling the two-week effort "big easy to the big apple." it's all payback from the aftermath of hurricane katrina when firefighters went in the opposite direction. all of a sudden one day the cavalry from new york showed up. that was an uplifting moment for us. but more than that, once we were finished fighting fires and once we were finished res coug people out of the water, the guys stood around and did the dirtdy work. they went to our houses, guarded our house, helped move debris, and even cut our grass. >> wow. that's unbelievable.
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after katrina, 600 firefighters from new york went to new orleans, southwest airlines donating round trip flights for the firefighters. i love that they stuck around down in new orleans to just help them in their daily life. >> absolutely. if any city feels the pain of the northeast right now it is new orleans along the gulf coast for sure. nicely done, fellows. well, people in northern california are preparing for their first major wet storm of the season. a supersoaker expected to stick around right through the weekend. free sandbags were given away ahead of the drenching rain that could trigger flooding as well as mud slides. the storm is also stirring up 70-mile-an-hour winds and up to 2 feet of wet snow in the mountains. in pennsylvania a snowstorm that made a mess of the morning commute triggered crash after crash in the central and eastern part of that state. semitrucks jackknifed in the poconos, and cars literally ran off the road. some drivers were stuck in traffic for hours. several children suffered minor injuries actually when their school bus overturned in the middle of all that slippery mess. and with that, here's a look at your wednesday weather, hopefully a bit calmer for most folks. it will be drying out on the k
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today with sunny skies all the way down to florida. cooler along the gulf coast. milder than normal in the rockies. and that pacific storm also will bring rain to seattle and portland as well as heavy snow to the cascade. >> 40s in the pacific northwest and northeast. 60 in salt lake city. albuquerque. 80 in phoenix and miami. well, a holiday tradition kicks off here in new york tonight with the lighting of the rockefeller center christmas tree. first time i've been here to see it. i'm excited to see it. >> a must-do. >> a different take on tradition in southern california where the world's tallest lego christmas tree has been lit. >> the tree is more than 30 feet tall, and it's made out of about 245,000 green duplo bricks. "criminal mind" actor thomas gibson was the guest who flipped the switch at the big tree lighting ceremony. very cool. >> wow. put up our tree the other day. like half the strands were burned out. >> that always happens. everyone loves the process. all right.
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coming up, a splashy career move for anna nicole smith's 6-year-old daughter. >> and late eric what would do you with tonight's $500 million powerball jackpot? we're going to share your dreams. it's all coming of on "world news now." ♪ >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by charmin ultra soft. charmin ultra soft. charmin ultra-soft. you're not using too much are you, hon? ♪ nope. [ female announcer ] charmin ultra soft is so soft you'll have to remind your family they can use less. charmin ultra soft is made with extra cushions that are soft and more absorbent. plus you can use four times less versus the leading value brand. don't worry, there's plenty left for you dad. we all go. why not enjoy the go with charmin ultra soft?
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well, the newest model for guess jeans may have a face that is famr to well, the newest model for guess jeans may have a face that is familiar to you. >> that's because her mother is nan nicole smith, and 6-year-old danielle lynn is the spitting image of her. as linsey davis reports, the little girl is following in the footsteps of a mom that she never even actually knew. >> reporter: she's the new face of guess kids. and while it is this 6-year-old's first foray into modeling, her face might just look familiar. after all, some say she is the spitting image of her mother, anna nicole smith. dannilynn birkhead following in the footsteps of her mother, a guess model in the 90s. though her mom's campaign was pouty and sexy, dannilynn's look is more playful and cute. her father describes her as a happy-go-lucky kid, goes to a regular school and models only for fun. >> my goal for her is for her to be a child and just do, what all kids do.
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>> reporter: larry birkhead has been raising his daughter on his since ana nicole died of a drug overdose in 2007. at the time, dannilynn was just 5 months old. >> dannilynn looked up to her mom's image and said her mom is an angel. i think this is kind of dannilynn's way of paying tribute to her mom in her own special way. >> reporter: the creative director for guess release aid statement describing dannilynn as having the same playful spirit as her mother. >> to see her mom's picture next to hers as a guess girl and say, was a guess kids' girl and my mommy was a guess girl, that might be her only connection with her mom. >> reporter: dannilynn's campaign stars peyton edmonds, daughter of babyface. even though they're both young enough to have a bedtime and may even need to resist the urge to say "cheese" while smiling for the camera, they appear to be ready for their close-ups, appearing on magazines,
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billboards, and on buses as early as january. linsey davis, abc news, new york. >> you can see anna nicole in her face. that little girl's face. wow! that's uncanny. >> they said it is not going to be something they're doing permanently. this was kind of a tribute to her mother. >> i get that. >> who she looks up to, as larry said. >> you hope when she looks at the picture, it's not just the beauty but some life lesson she can pull away as she gets older in terms of other things to provide or whatever. but good to see she is growing up to be a pretty talented successful little girl adorable. next, the talented performer who gets to play the role of legend marvin gaye. >> the young sitcom star that has some 'xplainin' to do. it's all next in "the skinny." next, the talented performer who gets to play the role of legend marvin gaye.
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♪ skinny so skinny >> you can now reveal the ♪ skinny so skinny >> you can now reveal the winners and champions of "dancing with the stars" all-stars. melissa and tony! [ cheers and applause ] >> oh, so glad it was melissa and tony. >> it was so good. >> we were so worried about it. oh, my word, okay. melissa rycroft and tony dovolani, he's never won the mirror ball trophy. >> oh, good. >> won it, this was his.
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first place. i really wanted shawn johnson to win. she took second. and kelly monaco took third. the cast will be on "good morning america" in the morning. >> yes, check it out. >> a little bit more on "dancing with the stars". i'm going take all of this. >> you're so interested in it. >> you remember not the fab five, but the fierce five from olympics, the gymnast team, well, they joined shawn johnson monday night during her freestyle routine. after taking it in, at least two of them said they would definitely do "dancing with the stars," mckayla maroney, who has the infamous smirk, and the hash tag, "not impressed." she said that she would partake and gabrielle douglas who won the all-around gold. two cuties said they would do it. >> future cast members. cool. and the story we brought you yesterday, two and half men's star angus t. jones, the young star, said the show was filth,
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not retracting but trying to be more sensitive about his comments. he apologized. he says i apologize if my remarks reflect me showing indifference and disrespect of my colleagues and lack of appreciation of the extraordinary opportunity of which i have been blessed. i never intended for that. charlie sheen, famously fired from the show back in 2011 in march released a statement. and he said with angus angus' hellbot-like meltdown, it's radically clear to me that the show is cursed. >> oh, wow. it's something though. fascinating developments for sure. also, i thought this was a really cool tidbit coming out of hollywood. they're going to do a bio pic on the life of marvin gaye, the r & b legend of "sexual healing" and "let's get it on." pick one here. guess who is going to play marvin gay in the movie? >> you. >> lenny kravitz. great casting. first leading film role. small part in "the hunger
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games." the first time he will be the man here in a movie. it's going to portray marvin gaye during the '80s when he was battling drugs a little bit. marvin gaye, intends to start his career. believe it or not, marvin gaye died in 1984, tragically shot by his father. good luck to lenny kravitz, one legend playing another. let's put it that way. and shakira. >> yeah. she's back in the news, showing on instagram her little baby bump expecting a boy next year. what she looks like. she's 35. her soccer player boyfriend there, he's 25 years old. and she wrote glowingly, i could have another nine months just like this. clearly enjoy being pregnant. >> get through the labor first, shakira, okay? >> good advice.
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well, the pot keeps growing for tonight's powel draw well, the pot keeps growing for tonight's powerball drawing. this morning, unbelievable, it is up to half a billion dollars. >> probably going to be as large as the deficit by next week. seems like everyone is buying tickets unless sadly you live in one of those states -- tsk, tsk -- those eight states that don't take part in powerball. >> you should move. >> it is un-american. >> these are some of the many called powerball refugees. many live in california. doesn't allow you to buy powerball. they have crossed the state line into arizona to buy tickets. powerball not played in california, nevada, utah, wyoming, mississippi, and alabama.
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>> imagine -- i mean california's a huge state. imagine if they can get in the mix. the jackpot would be incredible. ooh. all that powerball jack pot, the topic of our facebook question yesterday. >> we wanted to know what would you do with all that prize money? vanessa said, buy a home where my family lives, donate to alzheimer's research, help those who've helped me, help some homeless people, donate to a veterans home, feed hungry children. why don't you try solving world peace, too, vanessa. that is very altruistic of you. kudos. >> joseph says, i'll be honest. aisle put it in an an offshore bank account, create a whole new identity for myself, and live a hedonistic life of questionable morals and purchases and wouldn't feel death penalty in the least. >> joseph, we should hang out one weekend.
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>> i would hang out with vanessa. another joseph says, paula and rob, i would have a smashing party with both of you as hosts and also i would buy each of you a new car of your choice. i want a new mini van. what do you want? >> minivan, come on now. this one from irene, i would die of a heart attack. and you can't take it with you, so i guess nothing. okay, irene. it is -- like i said, you are not buying for a real shot at winning. you are buying just for that fantasy, ticket in your hand saying, man, what would i do if i won this. that makes it fun. >> i would buy new ventilation in the building, for whatever reason i am dying tonight. >> i would buy some tissues for the desk to dry off everything that just got a little moist. >> i've been holding that in for an hour and a half.dkj ñ
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this morning, powerball nation. >> dreaming big, coast-to-coast, with some players crossing state lines for their chance at $500 million. that drawing, now just hours